Windows 10: How to disable search preview in a folder

Discus and support How to disable search preview in a folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So after some recent update one of my Windows 10 machines is first showing preview images of files instead of the old behaviour where it filtered the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Valtsk, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Valtsk Win User

    How to disable search preview in a folder


    So after some recent update one of my Windows 10 machines is first showing preview images of files instead of the old behaviour where it filtered the results in the active folder/subfolders. Ofcourse if you press enter on the results it acts as the old way, but its an extra step and a useless feature for me.

    Can anyone give me a clue on how to disable this?

    Win 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363



    How to disable search preview in a folder [​IMG]

    :)
     
    Valtsk, Mar 18, 2020
    #1
  2. enso Win User

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
  3. Mithin_EJ Win User
    Preview pane doesn't work in Windows 10

    Hi RuthZekowski,

    Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community.

    1. Are you facing issue with all your files or any particular files?
    2. Which version of Windows you are using?
    3. Since when are you facing this issue?

    The Preview pane shows the contents of certain files selected in File Explorer. For images, it is a thumbnail preview.

    If you are unable to preview in File explorer, I suggest you to try the below steps.

    1. Open a new File Explorer window and click the View tab from the ribbon toolbar.
    2. Click Options, and then click Change folder and search options to open Folder Options dialog.
    3. Check the Show preview handlers in preview pane box, and click/tap on OK.​





    Please reply for all the required information to help you further.



    Hope it helps.
     
    Mithin_EJ, Mar 18, 2020
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  4. How to disable search preview in a folder

    Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Preview?

    Hey there,

    I was just searching the internet for ways to disable the Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows 10, and I found one that half-worked (only some apps use list view instead of thumbnails). I was wondering if there was a way to completely disable the preview?
    I am alright editing the registry.

    Thanks,

    Pointy
     
    PointlessnessSteam, Mar 18, 2020
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